Search results for "vernon"
In the early 1960s, Fred and Loys Ray, a young couple in Frederick, Oklahoma, had a dream to quit their jobs and open a restaurant or ice cream shop.
It started with a picture in The Dallas Morning News: an empty patch of unruly grass covered by a sign that read YOUR DESIGN HERE.
His tombstone is inscribed with “World’s Champion Fiddler,” as his virtuosity dominated contests in North Texas since his teen years in the early 1900s.
The skeletons of old buildings and structures hold secrets to their history. From an abandoned gas station to a cemetery in a former mining town, Texas is littered with such relics.
Thursday, June 3, is National Moonshine Day, and although there isn’t an official Texas Moonshine Trail, there are plenty of places to visit to learn more about the history of illegal distilling in the state.
Around the 1890s, Pautchee, a Comanche man, sat down to be photographed by Daniel P.
Western swing was born about 4 miles southwest of downtown Fort Worth at the Crystal Springs Dance Pavilion, although you wouldn’t know it when driving past the now-empty lot near the West Fork of the Trinity River. In the early 1930s, the cavernous pavilion drew hundreds for the “hillbilly jazz” of Milton Brown and His Musical Brownies. While the venue burned down in 1966, Western swing is still going strong—a style that’s among the most recognizable roots of Texas music.